Maracaibo Port (VEMAR)

Port Code VEMAR City Maracaibo
Port Name MARACAIBO Country/Region Venezuela
Category Port City Route CENTRAL AMERICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Maracaibo Port (VEMAR)


      Venezuela oil port. It is located in the West Bank of malacaibo lake mouth in Northwest China, and the standard of West 5 area is adopted. The maximum draft is 8.23 meters. The loading density of water is 1025. The tidal change is 1.1 meters. The prevailing wind is east wind. Forced pilotage. VHF channels 16 and 12 are used for radio communication. Working hours are 24 hours a day. The service facilities include ship facilities, tugboat, fuel tank, fresh water, motor boat, food, medical facilities and repatriation, etc., without sewage discharge and dry dock. The ports in western Venezuela and Malaysia are located on the West Bank of the entrance of the Gulf of Venezuela to Lake Maracaibo. Lake Maracaibo is the largest lake in South America. The port is 38.62 meters away from the entrance dam, and the access channel has been dredged, with the maximum water depth of 13.11 meters. The lake oil port has five terminals, which are owned by five oil companies. The depth of water in the harbor is 8.84 meters, which can accommodate 9 oil tankers. The maximum water depth at the wharf apron is 8.23m. Fuel oil, no coal. Fresh water supply is sufficient. Tugboats and barges are available.

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Summary of VEMAR

Maracaibo (Port Code:VEMAR) is situated in Bahia de Maracaibo on the west side of the primary channel 20 miles south of San Carlos pilot station. It is a natural port and a port of entry for all terminals located on the west and east shores. A total of 12 berths are available, 8 of which are operational, primarily for general cargoes and bulk grain. The coal terminal has a Floating Storage Transfer Station (FSTS) Bulkwayuu which is permanently moored by means of chains lines in the "La Calsada" area, 10°43.5'N 071°33.5'W (see separate entry).
Approx 750 vessels visit the port annually, handling approx 1,321,000t of cargo. Max size: Harbour: Draught 10.0m. FSTS Bulkwayuu: LOA 300m, beam 44m, draught 11.2m (currently restricted to 10.8m) hatch cover airdraught 14.5m. Maraciabo Lake channel: Max draught 11.35m HW, 10.8m Medium tide, 10.2m LW (Mar 7, 2011).